Sounder Events Calendar starting January 21, 2013

Monday, January 21 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.


Upcoming Events

Tues., Jan. 22 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Tues., Jan. 22 & Tues., Jan. 29 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3 p.m. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

Starting Tues., Jan. 22 - Feldenkrais with Gwen Spinks - Posture from head to toe. 5 weeks starting Tues., Jan. 22 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at 900 Colleen Road on Gabriola. Cost is $10 drop-in or $45 for the series. Please call for details: 250-247-9756.

Thurs., Jan. 24 - Technology Thursdays at the Gabriola Library. 1-2 p.m. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download eBooks from the library? Drop in and get free technology help from our librarian.

Thurs., Jan. 24 - Stories at the Memory Well. Upstairs in the Commons. Come share small stories of your life and hear small stories from the lives of other people in our community. Contact Muriel Wiens:

Fri., Jan. 25 - Sweet Sixteen! The Coffeehouse celebrates being 16 years old! Come help us celebrate our birthday and a new year at The Haven at 7:30 p.m. for the open stage. At 9 p.m. the feature will be Saskia & Darrel, also know as ”The Great Plains.”

Fri. & Sat., Jan. 25 & 26 - 8th Gabriola Film Festival. All day and evening, Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Opening movie: Occupy Love.

Sat., Jan. 26 - Family Literacy Day at the Gabriola Library. 2 p.m. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us as we present The Magic of Zanthera, featuring sisters Heather & Sandra McNeill. This fantastic magical duo will perform amazing tricks and illusions. Let the magic begin!

Sun., Jan. 27 - John & Nancy Peirce are offering a “slide” show of their trip last November to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Everyone welcome! 7-9 p.m. Rollo Centre.

Sun., Jan. 27 - Lulu presents: Terence Tam on violin and Lorraine Min on piano performing works by Bartok, Brahms, Franck, Massenet, Ravel and more. 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Advance tickets $20 available at the Village Liquor Store. $25 at the door.

Thurs., Jan. 31 - Companions Through Grief Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month. New time! 3-4:30 p.m. Call Carroll at 250-247-7213.

Sat., Feb. 2 - Gabriola Historical and Museum Society AGM - 2013 – Brickyards to Hippies and Beyond! 1:30 p.m. at the Women’s Institute, North Rd. Enjoy a short presentation on museum design by Ernie Tomlinson, and a sneak peek at planned renovations to the museum’s public space. Open to the general public. Renewals and new memberships will be available. Wine and cheese reception will follow the meeting.

Tues., Feb. 5 - Commons Community Council. 7 p.m. Come hear what’s happening at the Commons.

Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 5-7 - The Haven welcomes Oprah author, Mark Nepo for a presentation and workshop. Mark is the author of The Book of Awakening. Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets are $25 including tax and are available from The Haven ( or from Artworks.

Mon. & Tues., Feb. 25 & 26 -  Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMPBC) mobile service will be on Gabriola Island providing free screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79.  An appointment takes about 15 minutes and you do not need a doctor’s referral. Gabriola Community Health Centre (the NEW Clinic) at the end of Church Street. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment. For more information visit

Sat., Mar. 2 - Gabriola Common’s Annual Trade Fair. Starts at 10 a.m. at the Commons. For information, or to book your space, contact Stef:


Weekly Events

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch of hot soup with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Mondays - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Monday July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat. Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

October 12 to October 14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair